Street sweepers probably don't even rank on any official Top Ten List of Most Distracting Things. But at our house, they are a main event... AND a distraction during home-schooling!
Imagine sitting down to do math at the dining room table, when every two minutes you hear the humming of the street sweeper truck coming around the block... again... and your son excitedly asking for permission to run to the picture window... again. :)
Makes me smile, really. Yes, I admit I was momentarily annoyed... but then, recognizing the delight my son takes in all-things-vehicular, I relaxed and let him enjoy the view. Once they were gone, our math lesson was completed, and everyone was happy. :)